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Itchy Rash On Legs And Arms
I have a very itchy rash on legs and arms. Raised bumps which scab over due to scratching. I've recently travelled to the us (stayed in hotels).
Bitten by non-lyme tick 8 mos ago (tick was tested). Itchy rash over legs, arms, buttocks, weight loss and night sweats. What could be the cause? Thx
Many possibilities: Besides lyme, ticks can transmit many other infections including babesia, bartonella, ehrlichina, rickettsia and other types of borrelia. The tick testing negative for lyme does not rule out other infections. But your symptoms could be unrelated to the bite too! see a doc knowledgeable in tick-borne illness. Consider seeing a doc for general evaluation too, ideally a holistic doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have itchy skin and it's very cold out here i been experiencing itchy rash on my back legs and arms i put lotion on but what to use otc?
I have itchy rashes on my thighs, legs, elbows , arms and hands from taking codiene, what can I use to stop the intense itching ?
See below: If it is truly related to the codeine, stop the codeine. Then Benadryl (diphenhydramine) - likely 25 - 50 mg every 6 hours as needed. Hydrocortisone .1% to especially inflamed areas may help. If any respiratory distress, swollen, face, eyes, lips, tongue, feeling of throat closing, or even nausea or vomiting and diarrhea, go to er asap of call ambulance if severe! ...Read more
Different causes: There are different causes of this type of rash includung allergy to foods, medications, etc. Have a physician or dermatologist evaluate the rash if still present. In the meantime if you're uncomfortable you could take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itch but be aware that it can cause drowsiness. Claritin is less effective but does not cause drowsiness. ...Read more
My dad has had an itchy rash on his arms & legs for several months .. He got a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot, it cleared up & then came back. What could cause this he scratches till there are sores.
Eczema or contact : Dermatitis are the two most common causes of localized itchy rash. But dr. Fisher is right: a picture is worth a 1000 words. If he wants a diagnosis along with his cortisone shot see a dermatologist or an allergist. The photo is of contact dermatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have itchy skin rashes over my thighs, legs, arms, and elbows, ever since i took paracetamol-codeine tablets. What can I use for this intense itch ?
Can someone tell me what this flat red non-itchy rash on my legs is about? Noticed it over a month ago. Was on arms and went away but still on legs.
I have a itchy rash for 3wks that i got from a body wrap. It started on my thighs and now has spread to my legs, lower back, and arms. Please help.
Use steroid cream: It seems you have an acute case of contact dermatitis and may need to see your doctor asap as it is spreading meanwhile take over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to control the itching and use 1%hydrocortisone cream locally till you see your doctor you may need stronger steroid cream and/or oral or injecteble steroids. ...Read more
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